Beerfest with a Twist: Suds & Scotch
Article Date: July-05-2011
Well, the snow is stubbornly receding, winter is almost over, and change is finally in the air at Mount Washington. Speaking of change....Beerfest, an 11-year staple for festival-goers up here has transformed with a little help from beer's malted-barley cousin, Scotch.
That's right, head on up for our inaugural Suds and Scotch Festival! It takes place this Friday, July 8th at the Raven Lodge and runs from 6pm to 9pm.
For all of the diehard Beerfest fans out there, don't fret. Suds and Scotch maintains the essence of a classic Beerfest but now it's just delivered with a bit of polish with the introduction of Scotch to the evening.
Amazing live music still plays an integral part of the festival. The West Coast's own Tina Jones band will provide an eclectic mix of groove lounge, deep house, funk, soul, and blues standards to the lively atmosphere at this year's Suds and Scotch.
In addition to great live music, the following breweries and distilleries will be in attendance: Vancouver Island Brewery, Driftwood Brewery, Lakeport Brewing Company, Alexander Keith's, Kokanee, Tofino Brewing Company, Lighthouse Brewing Company, Surgenor Brewing Company, Granville Island Brewing, Phillips Brewing Company, Stanley Park Brewery, Grolsch Brewery, Pilsner Urquell, plus a selection of fine scotch distilleries from Diageo.
Entry to Suds and Scotch is just $25 plus tax and includes five tasting tickets, a souvenir glass, and the chance to win great prizes. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased for $1 each with most beer samples requiring one ticket per sample and scotch samples ranging from one to three tickets each.
There will be free shuttle buses to and from the event which depart at 5:15pm from the Driftwood Mall (Courtenay). Bus capacity is limited and will accommodate passengers with pre-purchased ticket orders on a first-come, first-served basis.
The best way to enjoy your Suds and Scotch weekend is to make it an overnight experience! Suds and Scotch Getaway packages begin at $75* per person and include your festival ticket, one-night accommodation, and breakfast buffet Saturday morning at Fat Teddy's Grill. *Prices are based on four people sharing a two bedroom condo.
See you at the Suds!!
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